|Other names||The Governess|
Anne Solway Hegerty (born 14 July 1958) is an English television quiz personality and one of the "chasers" on the ITV game show The Chase. She was a contestant in the 2018 ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
Hegerty is one of the chasers on the ITV game show The Chase, alongside Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis. As well as being in the UK version, she is also a chaser on the Australian version of the show on the Seven Network with fellow UK chasers Mark Labbett and Shaun Wallace.
Hegerty has made appearances on a number of other quiz shows, including Mastermind, Fifteen to One, Today's the Day, Are You an Egghead? and Brain of Britain. As of October 2016, she was ranked 55th (and second among women) in the World Quizzing Championships. In November 2013 she competed in the Bolton Premier Quiz League to become Brain of Bolton for the second time.
Hegarty appeared as the "phone a friend" for a competitor, Lisa Harman from Ecclesfield, on Who Wants to be A Millionaire in 2010; Harman won £75,000. Hegerty correctly answered the question about the author of Twilight.
In December 2014, Hegerty appeared in the pantomime Cinderella as the wicked stepmother at the Grange Theatre in Northwich. In December 2015 she appeared as Fleshcreep in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, which was also booked for performance at Heywood and Radcliffe. At Easter 2016, Hegerty appeared as the Enchantress in the pantomime Beauty and the Beast, alongside Keith Chegwin and Basil Brush, at the Palace Theatre, Redditch, which sold out, and other venues.
From 6 December 2016 to 1 January 2017, she appeared as Blackweed in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth. From 8 to 31 December 2017, she appeared as The Empress of China in the pantomime Aladdin at the Princess Theatre (Torquay). From 18 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, she appeared as Queen Rat in the pantomime Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal (Windsor); Anita Harris played the role until Hegerty returned from I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here. From 5 December 2019 to 5 January 2020, she appeared as Carabosse in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Middlesbrough Theatre.
On 19 October 2017, Hegerty appeared alongside fellow chaser Mark Labbett on an episode of Celebrity Juice. She also guested on an edition of BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, which was broadcast in December 2017.
In 2018, she joined 26 other celebrities at Metropolis Studios to record an original Christmas song called "Rock With Rudolph" in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. It was released digitally through independent record label Saga Entertainment in November 2018. The music video debuted exclusively with The Sun on 29 November 2018 and had its first TV showing on Good Morning Britain on 30 November 2018. The song peaked at number two on the iTunes pop chart.
Hegerty started her journalistic career in the 1980s as a reporter and feature writer at the South Wales Argus, based in Newport, South Wales, before moving to Manchester, England. Hegerty has also worked as a ghostwriter.
|2015-present||The Chase Australia||Channel 7|
|2018-present||Britain's Brightest Family||Presenter||ITV|
|2018||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||Contestant|
|2019||Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star||Herself||Guest star|
|2020||Beat The Chasers||Chaser||ITV|